Tennessee CLE FAQ

TOP TENNESSEE CLE QUESTIONS

How many CLE hours are required?

Fifteen credit hours every year - which must consist of no less than 12 general hours and 3 Ethics/Professionalism hours (or Dual hours) per year.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 8 credit hours each year. To see a list of CLE courses offered in Tennessee please click the following link: Tennessee Course List

How do Attorney Credits' CLE courses qualify for credit in Tennessee?

All of our online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadlines: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 31

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

If you pass the February Tennessee Bar Exam you will be awarded the required fifteen (15) hours of CLE credit to fulfill your CLE obligation. If you were not sworn in prior to September 1, then you should contact the Tennessee Commission on CLE.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 1 year's worth of both general (12 hours) and Ethics/Professionalism (3 hours) may be carried over. Ethics credits in excess of the annual requirement (a maximum of 3 hours) will be carried forward to the next year's ethics requirement, but may NOT be used to satisfy any deficiency in the twelve (12) hour general requirement.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Tennessee CLE Requirements we must monitor your completion of the course. For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups to confirm that you are viewing the video. For downloadable courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these numbers down and then enter them on our website after you complete the course to obtain your course certificate. Please note that the date you enter the codes and get the certificate is the date that will be printed on the certificate.

Does Attorney Credits report my CLE hours to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. We will report your course attendance within 30 days of course completion. We report on the 1st and 15th of every month. In addition, we also maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report the completion of my CLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

The Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education will prepare and mail you the Annual Report Statement in February. Attorneys that are short CLE hours must cure any CLE deficiency, complete the Annual Report Statement, then return it to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education before March 31.

How can I review my CLE record?

You can view your transcript online on the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education website: https://www.cletn.com/index.php/for-attorneys/attorney-login

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about CLE in Tennessee, please call the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education at (615) 741-3096 or visit the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education webpage: http://www.cletn.com

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Tennessee CLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.

General FAQ

To see our General FAQ, please click the following link: http://www.attorneycredits.com/generalFAQ.php